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November 26, 1985
The Navy rejected an appeal by a former supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station, fired for his role in purchasing aircraft ashtrays at $659 apiece, The Times has learned. Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. sent Cmdr. Jerry Fronabarger a tersely worded letter last week that said, "(The appeal) has been reviewed and no corrective action is required. Accordingly, your request is denied."
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August 2, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger "saw red" over allegations of procurement abuses but "got the wrong person" when he fired the supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station in May for his involvement in the purchases of two $659 aircraft ashtrays, according to an appeal filed by the officer Thursday. In a 45-page appeal asking President Reagan to clear his client's name, the Navy attorney for Cmdr. Jerry L.
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December 31, 1985
The former head of the U.S. Navy Supply Corp., Murrey Levering Royar, retired vice admiral, has died in Arlington, Va., after a brief illness. Royar was 91. During a career that spanned almost four decades, Royar commanded the Navy's two largest supply centers, in Oakland and in Norfolk, Va., and served as supply officer on several combat ships. Later, he led the Navy's Officer Business Corp. and served as Navy paymaster general.
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July 9, 1985 | Associated Press
Navy Secretary John Lehman today ordered the top officer at Miramar Naval Air Station, dismissed during the recent scandal over exorbitant prices paid for spare parts, reinstated to his post. Rear Adm. Thomas Cassidy had denied responsibility for the alleged overpayments by the Navy for items including aircraft ashtrays, socket wrenches and landing gear ground locks. Dan Greenblatt, a spokesman for U.S. Rep.
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November 26, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has rejected an appeal to overturn the firing of a former supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station for his role in purchasing aircraft ashtrays at $659 apiece, The Times has learned. Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. sent Cmdr. Jerry Fronabarger a tersely worded letter last week that said, "(The appeal) has been reviewed and no corrective action is required. Accordingly, your request is denied."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger "saw red" over allegations of procurement abuses but "got the wrong person" when he fired the supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station in May for his involvement in the purchases of two $659 aircraft ashtrays, according to an appeal filed by the officer Thursday. In a 45-page appeal asking President Reagan to clear his client's name, the Navy attorney for Cmdr. Jerry L.
NEWS
July 10, 1985 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writers
The Navy, concluding its investigation of the purchase of $630 ashtrays custom-designed for radar surveillance airplanes, disclosed Tuesday that it will reinstate an admiral who had been relieved of his duties at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego but will leave untouched the punishment of two lower-ranking officers. The resolution of the investigation left Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. and Adm. James D.
NEWS
June 4, 1985 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
Officials at Miramar Naval Air Station, under investigation for improprieties including paying $1,800 for two airplane ashtrays, are purportedly "destroying letters and backdating files" that may show widespread collusion between the Navy and Grumman Corp., Rep. Jim Bates (D-San Diego) charged Monday.
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December 31, 1985
The former head of the U.S. Navy Supply Corp., Murrey Levering Royar, retired vice admiral, has died in Arlington, Va., after a brief illness. Royar was 91. During a career that spanned almost four decades, Royar commanded the Navy's two largest supply centers, in Oakland and in Norfolk, Va., and served as supply officer on several combat ships. Later, he led the Navy's Officer Business Corp. and served as Navy paymaster general.
NEWS
November 26, 1985
The Navy rejected an appeal by a former supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station, fired for his role in purchasing aircraft ashtrays at $659 apiece, The Times has learned. Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. sent Cmdr. Jerry Fronabarger a tersely worded letter last week that said, "(The appeal) has been reviewed and no corrective action is required. Accordingly, your request is denied."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
The Navy has rejected an appeal to overturn the firing of a former supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station for his role in purchasing aircraft ashtrays at $659 apiece, The Times has learned. Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. sent Cmdr. Jerry Fronabarger a tersely worded letter last week that said, "(The appeal) has been reviewed and no corrective action is required. Accordingly, your request is denied."
NEWS
September 29, 1985 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writer
Here, 170 miles off Cape Hatteras, N. C., the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Eisenhower is on a routine deployment, and Navy Reserve pilots on a refresher cruise are slamming aging F-4 fighters and A-6 bombers onto its floating 4 1/2-acre flight deck. But, down below in room 2-119-1, Cmdr. Beryl Moore is ignoring the shudders that the planes send reverberating through the ship.
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June 22, 1985 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A Navy investigation of Miramar Naval Air Station has exonerated the base's former commander and a rear admiral of any wrongdoing in a scandal involving exorbitantly priced aircraft ashtrays, U.S. Rep. Bill Lowery (R-San Diego) said Friday. Lowery disclosed that although the Navy's final report on the matter is still under review by Navy brass, it praises rather than implicates the former base commander, Capt. Gary E. Hakanson, and Rear Adm. Thomas J. Cassidy Jr.
NEWS
July 10, 1985 | JAMES GERSTENZANG and GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writers
The Navy, concluding its investigation of the purchase of $630 ashtrays custom-designed for radar surveillance airplanes, disclosed Tuesday that it will reinstate an admiral who had been relieved of his duties at Miramar Naval Air Station in San Diego but will leave untouched the punishment of two lower-ranking officers. The resolution of the investigation left Navy Secretary John F. Lehman Jr. and Adm. James D.
NEWS
August 2, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger "saw red" over allegations of procurement abuses but "got the wrong person" when he fired the supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station in May for his involvement in the purchases of two $659 aircraft ashtrays, according to an appeal filed by the officer Thursday. In a 45-page appeal asking President Reagan to clear his client's name, the Navy attorney for Cmdr. Jerry L.
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August 2, 1985 | GLENN F. BUNTING, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger "saw red" over allegations of procurement abuses but "got the wrong person" when he fired the supply officer at Miramar Naval Air Station in May for his involvement in the purchases of two $659 aircraft ashtrays, according to an appeal filed by the officer Thursday. In a 45-page appeal asking President Reagan to clear his client's name, the Navy attorney for Cmdr. Jerry L.
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